Are mathematical formulas the best answer to date against hacking? This is what Wired’s Kevin Hartnett explains in “Computer Scientists Close In On Perfect, Hack-Proof Code,” an article he posted on Huffington Post. Several computer scientists are experimenting on a coding method that would make it “impossible” to hack. It’s a sign of relief to learn that a great deal of effort is being put together to make hack-proof code a reality. Perhaps this is possible, but I’m almost certain attackers will eventually figure out a way to break into the system.
Tests are now being conducted using a helicopter code named as “Litte Bird.” Kevin reports that a team of hackers could have taken over the helicopter almost as easily as it could break into a home Wi-Fi. However, engineers from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency had implemented a new kind of security mechanism software system that couldn’t be commandeered. The writer goes further to add that key parts of Little Bird’s computer system were unhackable with “Existing technology, its code as trustworthy as a mathematical proof.” I’m looking forwards to see whether this coding method will emerge as unhackable as intended.